• Report: #782025
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equity lifestyles

  • Submitted: Tue, September 27, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, September 27, 2011

  • Reported By: larryengel — Pacific City, Oregon United States of America
equity lifestyles
Chicago Ill chicago, Illinois United States of America

equity lifestyles Thousand Trails NACO Leisure Time Resorts contract violation, fraud, conspiracy, personal injury and disability rights chicago, Illinois

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?A case involving fraud, conspiracy, personal injury and disability rights.
I agree that if one reads the California  Sonoma County Sheriff Report without the background it
would seem negative. However, I see it as very positive and I wish to say why.
In the background we have a new corporate owner who is not in the membership campground business
and does not want the membership expense and people like me who live in the system and cost them
money.  The public record calls Sam Zell a bean counter and he wrecked the LA Times.
The corporate letter falsely states that Nessie injured two people.  This influenced the CA Sonoma
County Sheriff deputy very deeply and he told me he believed it. He was given this letter by the Russian River RV Park
manager when the sheriff arrived. He also thought I was involving him in a civil matter he did not want to be part of.  And therefore refused to enforce the California service dog penal code. Why did he not asked if the letter was from California? Why did he not ask if the claim of injury was in California.?
Why is he enforcing Chicago claims and Oregon claims and ignoring the California Penal Code?  The park managers have full and total authority at their parks. They even ask corporate to write fake letters to take the heat off of them.  I found this out years ago. This is also true in their four Oregon RV parks.
 Nessie did not injure two people. That was a lie. The letter is the same one I was given that was unsigned and with no contact information.  The person who sent it is in Chicago and has never seen Nessie.  The Tillamook County Oregon Sheriff investigated and told me that if someone had been bitten, nipped or injured he was obligated to write a citation. He did not write a citation.  He did not believe my dog had injured anyone.  The statement that Nessie injured two people is a lie.

One person had no evidence of a dog attack. The other supervisor Dennis Cain's injury is likely self inflicted.  I asked the sheriff this and he said he would not doubt it or anything from this character.  So he didn't think highly of Mr. Cains claims.  Their call to the sheriff;'s department then said two employees were bitten. (The incident report)  This is false a statement. In the incident report, one person also pretended to not be an employee when talking to the sheriff .  Her story and the phone call are different. They were trying to manufacture an incident.
Therefore, the entire incident at Russian River was based on a lie as indicated in the Tillamook Sheriff incidents reports were it states two employees were bitten and the sheriff found no such evidence and wrote no citation. He simply reported what was told to him and he obviously did not believe them completely.  The evidence he saw did not support their statements.
A little background helps.  In January 2011,  I received the written letter, from the Pacific City RV park manager stating I was in violation of 1) having to long a pet leash.  2) speeding in the park.
I immediately recognized this as an assault on my membership because in thirty years of membership I have never had a written notice. That is serious and usually only follows several warnings. I had been in the park two days and had only driven out once.  I had not walked the dog at all during that stay and in the three and half years Nessie lived there no one had ever mentioned a leash problem,  His leashes are 10' and 5' within even the pet rules. I have been a member for about thirty years and if I was in the habit of speeding and violating park rules there would be a long record and my membership would have been challenged years ago.  They were false charges.  This was January, the park was off season and nearly empty so I saw no one when I drove through the park at 5MPH.  I had no warning or contact
with any employee before the written notice was delivered to me.
Next I was assaulted by Mr Dennis Cain, Pacific City RV Park Supervisor, a day or so after the written letter, the same person who later claimed to be bitten. He had a chisel in his hand, a deadly weapon. I called the Tillamook County Sheriff who talked to him and told me that everything happened exactly as I reported, but they could not arrest Mr. Cain because Oregon does not have an assault law only battery called assault, Cain did not touch me.   But told me to take my attitude out of the park. This was second attempt to prevent me from using my membership.
I did not return to Pacific City until April and two hours after my arrival someone entered my campsite and turned Nessie dog loose. He was outside and I was inside. He was attached to the back of my trailer on a ten foot leash, fifty feet from the road.  When I came out and saw Nessie he was attempting to return to his position and two employees were trying to chase him away. This leash has two locks: one that snaps and one that screws. Nothing was broken and Nessie could not get loose by himself..
Just like at Russian River they came into my campsite to provoke an incident.  That is the second time they went to this extreme.  I, nor my dog did anything wrong.  We were where we belonged and minding our own business.  They attacked with the intent to defraud me of  my membership usage.
In the Sonoma County incident report the Sheriff arrived while I was unconscious and being treated by paramedics  He approached the passenger side of the van and Nessie was in the driver seat.  Nessie got excited and barked and jumped about.  He is an emergency medical alert dog and his owner is unconscious on the ground.  Nessie is trained and was commanded to be on alert. Nessie was wearing his service dog vest with a large red cross on his side. What would one expect a medical alert dog to do when approached in this situation. The van doors are locked and the windows closed and Nessie knows he is safely inside.  He was wearing his red cross,  vigorously telling the approaching officer,
who was outside, that  there was a medical emergency. Why did the officer not figure out what the situation was? I was on the ground a few feet away, near death, surrounded by paramedics, and he thinks my service dogs medical alert is an aggressive dog?  My medical status seems to not have made it into the officers report?  With all the flashing lights I wonder why?
Their witness, their agent person who came into my campsite uninvited, was told three times that Nessie is a service dog, you can not pet him and he kept coming.  I always say this to everyone. He was told a further three times that Nessie would not permit him to pet him.  He was told he was interfering with my life. As he approach Nessie the dog backed away, He touched Nessie nose with his fist, Nessie backed away,  He scratch Nessie head.  Nessie backed away.  I was on Nessie's left side he raised his left paw to me. Indicating he did not like the way the guy was acting.  When the guy moved away Nessie jumped up to let me know I was in danger because he had been distracted from his job. He
takes his job very seriously.  Nessie did not touch the guy.  The guy was told Nessie would not let him pet him and Nessie moved away.

This agent provocateur/hostile witness, (in the sheriffs report) who invaded my campsite uninvited, puts a spin on what I said. So here are the facts: Nessie is a Collie. Collies are herding dogs.  There are videos showing herding dogs working with and controlling, live stock. They do not bite, nip nor injure valuable livestock. They are bred for that temperament. A Collie can not be trained as an attack dog, because they will not attack people or even the live stock.  They may bluff, see the videos.  These dogs are amazing.
All incidents occurred when they entered my campsite, uninvited.  I stayed in the trailer or sat in the door with Nessie on a 5 foot leash twice when he had to go.  Neither Nessie nor I did anything wrong. I went to the lodge twice to email an attorney and once to take evidence pictures, but had no interaction with other persons. Nessie was locked in the trailer, at those times.
The sheriffs reports proves that the managers and their minimum wage employees will make hard and false accusation when no one was touched, by the dog. Russian River proves they will send in someone to create an incident with the dog, who then acts as a witness to the police.  They did this at Pacific City also. It is their plan.  They allowed me into the campground and then attacked me, turning my visit into hell and nearly killing me in the process.  Their acts were pre-planned and intended to harm me.

There is a very large body of medical evidence that indicates that all persons with Myasthenia Gravis, are subject to a life threatening crisis caused by stress.  This can be any kind of stress.  The stress causes your lung muscles to not function and you die very quickly. The medical evidence would indicate that any person with MG put into the situation they created at Russian River would go into crisis.  After they let us into the park, they should have left us alone and permitted me the use of my membership. They should not have entered my campsite. They took the action upon themselves.

There is evidence that I have been under treatment for several years, by a Neurologist, M.D. Ph.D. and a Cardiologist M.D. I have a prescription for a service dog written by my doctor, and on letterhead with the names of 14 other M.D.s. The dog is tagged a California service dog in Del Norte County. The dog is registered as a service dog and has a certificate and a picture ID.

I was once flown in a helicopter to the hospital to save my life. One third of the patients with MG die of the stress caused crisis. This is listed in the Social Security Blue Book of Disabilities.  At Russian River the service dog Nessie, acted as trained, alerted the dispatcher to the seriousness of my status, the dispatcher sent the paramedics and the quick arrival of paramedics is all the saved my life.  

The analogy to this case is: A gang of criminals want to defraud and rob a disabled person (an easy target), say a blind guy.  So they wait until he is crossing a busy street that they control. They attack his service dog and distract the dog from his job. The blind guy walks in front of a car and is hit. The gang then robs and picks his pockets while he is unconscious on the ground.  TT/Chicago ELS is doing exactly this.  They had knowledge of my last seventeen day stay in hospital intensive care and their employees searched for my location and called my hospital room.  

They think  it is easier and more clever to attack the working service dog than to attack me directly, because that had already failed. It also is a less obvious, method.  And they knew I cannot use my membership without the trained service dog.  Their employees know  the information the dog carries in his vest, saved my life in the helicopter case also. The vest is very easy to see. It stands out. It has a red cross. It states service dog in large letters. It states emergency information. It reflects light at night.  He wears it most of the time. And always in a public buildings.  He was never without it at Russian River.

Only Nessie knows when my heart rate changes and when my metabolism changes and then he sounds his alert. If the dog had not been with me at Russian River against their demands I would be dead.  The dog summoned the paramedic himself on the telephone.

I am not after the Sonoma County Sheriff Department.  However, the first officer I talked to never heard of service dog law CA p.c. 365.5(b). He stated he had been a sheriff for twenty years and they never had enforced ADA law. I spoke with S.C, sheriff sargent Fuistin also who said he never heard of it but, who said he would talk to the NACO West  manager and tell them to leave me alone.  They ignored his warning.

I called the sheriff and he flatly refused to come and said it was a civil matter.  I asked him to just come and write a report of what he saw. He refused to come.  The Russian River area District Manager on the phone (NACO) ordered me out of the park and said she would call the sheriff and maybe that is the only reason the sheriff came. I told her (district manager)  that by interfering with my service dog she was endangering my life.  They ignored my notice.  Had I been there without my service dog I would have died that day.   

The sheriff told me he believed, that because I was using my membership and had my service dog with me I was the person causing the problem. He said this was because he saw the corporate letter and believed it was an obligation upon the manager to not allow the dog.  It is not an obligation. It is a decision.  They lied.  We could have stayed.   I advised the manager to call animal control if he wanted the dog removed.  The manager did not do so. This is what is in their pet rule. Animal control would not have removed a service dog who did not touch anyone!  They know dogs.

In his report the sheriff appears to ignore any idea as to why the paramedics are there. So he allows the manager to defraud me of the use of my membership, nearly kill me, fails to protect my service dog under CA p.c. 365.5(b), is angry at me for getting him involved in a civil suit and says I should not have used my membership, with the dog along and to top it off he writes in his report that my dog never touched anyone even when interfered with in the dogs own campsite.  That proves the dog is falsely accused.  He never touched anyone and he never did anything wrong.

This case is about fraud and conspiracy. I nearly lost my life during  these criminal acts against me and my service dog.  They attacked the service dog for monetary reasons, with the intent to harm me, because managers get a bonus if they save on electricity and other services when these services are not used free by full time active members, such as myself.

I believe you could win this case and all you would have to do is put pressure on these people and be prepared to back it up in court or with depositions.

I asked corporate for an appeal procedure.  They refused. I asked to see the evidence upon which they based their decision they refused. That is a good place for you to start. The Russian River manager flatly stated that if I ever went to another of their parks with my dog the same thing would happen again and again. They have very deep pockets and their actions are cheap and foolish.  I am prevented from going to four parks in Oregon with my service dog.

Because the sheriff never heard of a tagged service dog law and failed to protect me by enforcing the California Penal Code, and corporate and its managers have provided no avenue of appeal, therefore, civil court action is the only avenue for resolution.  They acted upon their pet rule and false accusations against the service dog that the Tillamook sheriff found to be false and the Sonoma County Sheriff also said my dog never touched anyone.   

Larry E

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